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Chicken

  • Time: 40 minutes

4th of July chicken with chorizo bean salad

Here is a chicken dish that will effortlessly cope with any kind of weather on the 4th July. You can barbecue, char-grill/char-broil or oven-grill/broil this marinated chicken – indoors or out. Corn-fed chicken supremes work best for this dish but whatever you choose, make sure the chicken is only part-boned for succulence.

A thoroughly modern coronation chicken

It is said that no self-respecting Royal Wedding Street Party should be without a dish of Coronation Chicken, but this combination of pre-cooked cold chicken mixed with a creamy curried mayonnaise and sometimes fruit, can be too high in fat and sugars for bariatrics. I have given the recipe a bariatric makeover and modern, much lighter, twist. I am sure chef Rosemary Hume and florist Constance Spry (credited with its invention) wouldn’t be unhappy with the result… and would find it most appropriate to celebrate the modern young Royals nuptials.
Cauliflower and Chicken Curry
  • Time: 25 minutes

Cauliflower and Chicken Curry

This is a mild and beautifully tender chicken curry that has been a firm favourite from my bariatric cookery book ‘Return to Slender’ (available from www.bariatriccookery.com) It can be made with 3 tbsp masala curry paste instead of all the separate spices mentioned in step 3 below if time is short. I have also given a vegetarian version for those who want to avoid meat.
Chicken and Basil Pizza
  • Time: 15 minutes

Chicken and Basil Pizza

Pizza ... you never thought you could have it again after weight-loss surgery? Well you can. OK, so not the fat-laden, deep and stuffed-crust version anymore (without running the risk of weight regain or worse) but here is the bariatric option.
Chicken and Egg Fried Rice
  • Time: 10 minutes

Chicken and Egg Fried Rice

This is a Chinese dish that can be made faster at home than any take-away delivery and has the virtue of being endlessly versatile because you can add any number of ingredients to it. I often throw in a few cooked prawns/shrimp, some diced ham or shredded spring onions/scallions for variety. I have also made this recipe with ‘cauliflower rice’ instead of the traditional type (simply steam cauliflower until tender crisp, drain and chop in a food processor until it resembles rice grains) – a prefect alternative for those who don’t tolerate rice too well after weight-loss surgery.
Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Parma Ham
  • Time: 40 minutes

Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Parma Ham

Here is a fantastic main course chicken dish that is easy to make, looks impressive and is loaded with protein … in fact a normal portion has a massive 33g. You could use red pesto or sun-dried tomato puree instead of the traditional green pesto if preferred.

Pink lady apple, chicory, and pecan salad

Bitter chicory works superbly well with the crunchy sweet apple and nutty pecans in this delicious salad. The creamy sesame seed dressing is made using tahini but if you can’t find it then you could use Dijon mustard instead.
Tempting Chicken and Prawn/Shrimp Paella
  • Time: 8 minutes

Tempting Chicken and Prawn/Shrimp Paella

Here is a speedy paella dish made using express-style rice. I used Uncle Ben’s Express Golden Vegetable Rice but think the Savoury Chicken would also work well.
  • Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Thai chicken and vegetable soup

This is a chicken soup, flavoured with Thai ingredients, which is enriched and thickened with vegetables. It is an all-time favourite that freezes beautifully both chunky and smooth, I prefer the latter. High in protein, low in fat and sugars it is the perfect nutritious light lunch dish or starter. It was one of the first pureed dishes I tried after surgery and really hit the spot after bland-tasting liquids. If you are pre-surgery, why not make a batch and freeze away for those early post-surgery days when you may not feel like cooking.
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with Beans and Peas
  • Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with Beans and Peas

With all the classic Thai flavors of lemongrass, lime and coconut, this chicken-based soup is a meal in itself. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients … the resulting flavorsome soup is well worth the effort. For the early soft and pureed stage of eating (what I call the Amber stage at www.bariatriccookery.com) this soup can be processed in a blender before serving.
Yakitori Chicken Kebabs and Vegetables
  • Time: 40 minutes to 2 hours

Yakitori Chicken Kebabs and Vegetables

Yakitori is Japanese for marinated chicken kebabs. I have added vegetables to this easy low-fat dish, try my selection or use something different such as yellow peppers/capsicums and courgettes/zucchini. If you are short of time, marinate the chicken for just 20 minutes – it will still absorb a lot of the flavours. Serve with egg noodles if liked.
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